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Regardless of cirrhosis status, Mavyret led to high sustained virologic response rates in Latinos and other groups with hep C.
Hepatitis C commonly spreads through condomless sex and injection drug use among men who have sex with men.
Despite new guidelines, too few infants born to mothers with hepatitis C were screened for the virus.
Racial differences in waiting list placement improved in states that expanded Medicaid.
Areas with lower population density have not seen the same slowdown as urban areas.
Researchers found that longer usage of injection drugs was positively linked to hep C testing.
Requiring sobriety prior to treatment and curtailing harm reduction hinder efforts to eliminate hep C.
Associations with sleep efficiency and daytime dysfunction varied based on sex.
All-cause mortality rates were highest among those with NAFLD-related cirrhosis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has learned difficult lessons from such outbreaks over the past five years.
Developing treatments for fatty liver disease has proved challenging, and there are currently no approved medications.
Almost one in six people with cirrhosis have moderate to severe depression, and close to half have moderate to severe anxiety.
Culturally mindful educational programs may help Black people seek help earlier and throttle hep B incidence rates in these communities.
These recommendations are based on the World Health Organization’s guidelines.
On the whole, lean individuals had lower prevalence for these conditions than people with overweight or obesity.
A recent study also found that having a higher body mass index was associated with a higher risk of fatty liver disease.
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